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  • Nutrition: Breastfeeding

    … Research shows that there is no better food than human milk for the baby’s first year of life. Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economic, and emotional benefits to the …   The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the ideal method of feeding and nurturing infants. Breastfeeding is key in achieving optimal infant and child health, …
    • Updated on April 13, 2023.
  • Nutrition: Breastfeeding Education

    … The following materials provide information to help you educate others about breastfeeding. To order copies, go to WIC: Outreach Forms and Brochures and complete the … copies for distribution, go to WIC: Outreach Forms and Brochures . You Have the Right to Breastfeed, P-44950 — Describes a person’s right to learn about breastfeeding, to breastfeed in …
    • Updated on December 29, 2022.
  • Nutrition: Breastfeeding Resources

    … August 2022 was Breastfeeding Month! Governor Tony Evers has issued proclamations celebrating August as National … society. Policies, systems, and environments must align to help all families meet their infant feeding goals. Learn more from the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. August 8-14, 2022: Indigenous …
    • Updated on May 19, 2023.
  • WIC: Breastfeeding Education

    … is a list of all WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) Breastfeeding Education documents available to order.  When you are searching for a document, …
    • Updated on January 23, 2023.
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Breastfeeding Initiatives

    … Human milk feeding alone is the ideal form of nutrition from birth. Breastfeeding provides a range of …
    • Updated on January 31, 2023.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: The Role of a Feeding Assistant

    … The role of a feeding assistant is to help residents in a nursing facility eat and drink. This role does not … residents who have complicated problems with eating and drinking, such as trouble swallowing. Feeding assistants don't perform duties provided by nurse aides —or any other nursing service. …
    • Updated on April 13, 2023.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: FAQs

    Feeding assistants are trained and employed by nursing facilities. They help residents eat and … problem with eating or drinking mean? It can mean: Frequent lung infections. Intravenous feedings. Trouble swallowing. Who supervises feeding assistants? RNs (registered nurses) or LPNs … Can residents on special diets receive help from a feeding assistant? It depends on the reason for the special diet. If someone has trouble swallowing, for example, then a nurse or …
    • Updated on June 16, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: Employment Requirements

    Feeding assistants may only work for a long-term care facility if they: Are at least 16 years … training program. Pass a background check . Pass a competency assessment. Learn more about the Feeding Assistant Program Other requirements Continuing education Feeding assistants must receive annual: Assessments on their ability to help residents. Trainings …
    • Updated on May 02, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: Disciplinary Actions

    Feeding assistant training programs may face disciplinary action. This may happen if the program … or imposed correction plan. Canceled program approval. Suspension. Learn more about the Feeding Assistant Program Appealing disciplinary action If the Division of Quality Assurance …
    • Updated on May 02, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: Training Requirements

    Feeding assistant training programs must follow certain standards. These include being at least … Respond to resident behavior. Talk to and interact with residents. Learn more about the Feeding Assistant Program In addition to these topics, programs must cover: Population-specific …
    • Updated on May 02, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: Receiving Program Approval

    … Long-term care facilities must take certain steps if they want to start a feeding assistant training program. They first must fill out the Wisconsin Feeding Assistant Training Program Application, F-62588 . They then must submit it to the …
    • Updated on May 02, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: Record Retention Requirements

    Feeding assistant training programs must keep certain records for at least three years. These … checklists, written tests and certificates, and other training records. Learn more about the Feeding Assistant Program Training programs must keep test materials and certificate templates …
    • Updated on May 02, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Training Program: Standardized Curriculum

    Feeding assistant training programs must follow an approved curriculum. They can choose from the below. Learn more about the Feeding Assistant Program Approved curricula choices Assisted Dining: The Role and Skills of … vocabulary words and learning objectives. Topics include: How to control infection How to feed residents How to help residents with mental illness How to respond to emergencies How to …
    • Updated on May 31, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: Successful Program Completion

    Feeding assistants may only work for a long-term care facility if they: Complete an approved … have trouble reading. That may include an oral test in place of written. Learn more about the Feeding Assistant Program Instructors also must observe each student's performance. They must …
    • Updated on May 02, 2022.
  • Feeding Assistant Program: Caregiver Misconduct Reporting Requirements

    … complaints of caregiver misconduct. Misconduct means abuse or neglect, or stolen property. Feeding assistants are defined as caregivers in Wisconsin. That’s why facilities must report complaints against them. Learn more about the Feeding Assistant Program How facilities can report caregiver misconduct complaints Anyone can …
    • Updated on May 02, 2022.
  • Medical Licensing and Certification: Feeding Assistant Training Program

    … In Wisconsin, training programs for feeding assistants in long-term care facilities must be approved. …
    • Updated on January 11, 2023.
  • Contact Information for DQA Feeding Assistant Training Program Forms

    … contact: Division of Quality Assurance / Bureau of Education Services and Technology Feeding Assistant Training Program Vickie Bergquist …
    • Updated on November 29, 2022.
  • Nurse Aide, Feeding Assistant, and Medication Aide Programs: Resources

    … (DHS) approves and oversees standardized training and testing programs. These programs include feeding assistants, medication aides, and nurse aides. We maintain a Wisconsin Nurse Aide … testing, and work experience. Learn more about our caregiver programs Training Programs Feeding Assistants Medication Aides Nurse Aides Contact us We're here to help. Contact us with …
    • Updated on October 10, 2022.
  • Environmental Hazards: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Public Health

    … Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are agricultural meat, dairy, or egg facilities where animals are kept and raised in confined situations. Feed is brought to the animals rather than the animals grazing or otherwise seeking feed in …
    • Updated on August 12, 2022.
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking: Breast Cancer Data

    … is not just one disease, but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Breast cancer is one type of cancer . Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below for more … Current or recent use of birth control pills Low levels of physical activity Never breast feeding or short duration of breast feeding How is breast cancer related to the environment? Only …
    • Updated on August 01, 2022.
Last revised June 3, 2023